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PM’s sister calls on court to probe forged letters

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Hun Sinath, centre, wants a probe into letters forged in her brother’s name. Supplied

Hun Sinath, a sibling of Prime Minister Hun Sen, has called on Kampot Provincial Court prosecutors to take action against Po Neap, a woman who allegedly used her other brother’s name, Hun San, to win land from villagers in 2005.


Ms Sinath said on Facebook that in June and October 2005, Ms Neap forged her brother’s name in the letters and sent them to the Supreme Court in order to win a land dispute with the residents of Toek Chhou district’s Kampong Kreng commune.

“My brother completely denies the letters because they did not bear his signature,” Ms Sinath said. “We request the prosecutor to take action against the person who forged his signature, and please help the people who were victimised by Ms Neap’s activity.”

In a letter obtained by Khmer Times yesterday, Mr San denies that he issued the letters used in court.

“I completely deny all of the letters that involved my name,” he said in the letter, signed on Monday.

Ek Chheng Huot, a provincial court prosecutor, yesterday said the court is already working with three of the victims.

“Now we are solving this for villagers that had a land dispute with Po Neap,” Mr Chheng Huot said. “Other cases were already decided by the Supreme Court, so the rest of the villagers should file a complaint for a review.”

He added that Ms Neap, who has not yet been arrested, will continue to be investigated.

“We can’t solve this immediately, but we are continuing to investigate Po Neap regardless whether or not this case happened long ago,” Mr Chheng Huot said. “Po Neap is a normal villager, too.”

District Governor Neak Sovannary and provincial Governor Cheav Tay could not be reached for comment yesterday.

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